Top 25 best shooting games for Android phones and tablets
Updated by Ivan Spasojevic on January 17, 2024 - updated the list
Fans of shoot-'em-ups will feel right at home with the list of best shooting games for Android phones and tablets, as it contains all of the stars of the genre!
The following list seeks to bring the wonderful world of FPS games together into some semblance of order. It's far from definitive, of course. Even with a generous 25 selections, we can't hope to give due credit to every last great shooting game for Android.
But we can pick some of our favourites at the moment. This list will shift and change with the seasons and our personal whims. But whatever the current selection, you can be sure you'll find a bunch of brilliant FPS blasters to play on your Android device.
And if you really can't hold in your petitions for a particular inclusion, please do share in the comments section below. We promise not to shoot you down.
A brilliant twin-stick FPS with bright, hyper-detailed cartoon graphics and an endless supply of zany weapons and characters. It is not what you first picture when you think of Android shooting games, but once you dive in, it'll quickly impress through sheer awesomeness and action. The gameplay is extremely addictive, you will have to look for some awesome weapons and gear, as well as develop your camp, and most importantly, fight the enemies.
Juicy Realm looks absolutely stunning, and the RPG combined with FPS elements features it brings makes it a title worth adding to your collection. Especially because it's quite deceiving as to what it really is. Or... let's just call it a juicy masterpiece, and enjoy it for what it is!Download Juicy Realm
Call of Duty Mobile
The best crack at a mobile Call of Duty yet. It actually feels like the classic console and PC FPS, though it's been built from the ground up for your phone or tablet. It's a fast-paced shooting game that takes some time to get used to in case you haven't played it before. Old CoD players will feel at home, as it looks almost as good on your phone as it did a couple of years ago on your PC.
There are plenty of incredible weapons that you can use, therefore, to help you pick the best one, here we have an article about the best CoD Mobile guns in each category. We can wholeheartedly recommend COD Mobile if you want an action-packed title.Download Call of Duty Mobile
Madfinger has long made some of the most handsome FPS games on the Google Play Store. Shadowgun Legends is the latest and greatest, and it's a fabulously slick team-based FPS to boot. It has some sleek-looking bots and guns, and the action-packed battles are really quite something to behold.
You can team up with other players in real-time and queue up for PvP battles, or you can go solo in the campaign mode - it's really up to you to decide, but we personally prefer the PvP battles. However, in order to get used to the touch controls (which by the way are pretty neat), you should practice in the solo campaign. The only con that we found was the ads that are a bit too aggressive.Download Shadowgun Legends
PUBG is the grandfather of the Battle Royale genre, and while this mobile version is a slightly simplified and downscaled take, it's still a brilliantly tense last-man-standing experience. In case you are not aware of it, it was the most-played title in the world at one point, so that says a lot about the quality of PUBG. On top of that, it is one of a few Battle Royale games for mobile devices that has a voice chat, so you can communicate with your friends and play even more effectively.
For those unaware of how it plays, you get dropped from an airplane to a certain area wearing nothing lethal but your breath, and after a drop, the fun starts. You'll have to collect weapons and gear and start shooting up others to survive. Looting is as important as shooting because you can't hit someone from 100 meters from a Uzi, right?Download PUBG Mobile
World War Heroes
At the moment of writing this, World War Heroes has more than 50 million downloads on Google Play Store alone, with an average rating of 4.7. That should be enough to grab your attention.
First of all, the setting is WW2. Most of you will like it, but if you're looking for shooting games with flashy colours and rainbow-like skins and characters, you can sit this one out. Older players will be reminded of the first CoD games, graphics and character movements are similar. Your soldier will be equipped with up to four weapons, including two primary weapons, a sidearm and a melee choice. There is a space to carry the spade which is cool and historically accurate. One thing we really dig (no pun intended) is that you can pick up guns that other players drop.
Recoil is a thing in World War Heroes, so you won't be able to really squeeze the trigger and have your automatic weapon shoot at the same spot repeatedly. The graphics isn't revolutionary, but it fits the rest of the setting nicely.
With all the poise and focus of a one-vs-one beat-'em-up, but with simpler controls and a sense of humour, Gumslingers is one of the freshest shooters on this list. It looks good enough to eat, too. The characters and environment are all gum (we believe it's a delicious flavour too), and you're given a gun and allowed the green light to shoot.
What could go wrong?
In Gumslinger you'll enjoy the various gun customisations and a great number of achievements, and have fun with the soft-body physics that lets you blow stuff up. In reality, it appeals to a part of our brain that loves destruction and sweets.Download Gumslinger
Arena Breakout was voted as a mobile game of the year in 2023, which means it's not just one of the best shooters on mobile that you can play at the moment, it's one of the best games on mobile. In essence, it's a copy of a PC FPS - Escape from Tarkov, and it was done masterfully.
For those of you who aren't familiar with either, this is an MMO looter shooter, where your goal is similar to PUBG, to stay alive, but there's much more to it. First of all, sound is an extremely important component here as you'll hear your enemies much more often before you see them, so we have to recommend a good pair of headphones. Immersion and atmosphere are great with the sound on as well, and you'll have to focus because Arena Breakout is unforgiving. You'll have to play safe, hide, loot ambush your enemies because otherwise, you won't live for too long.
Shooting is just one aspect of this wonderful FPS, and once you try it, you'll probably play it for a while.Download Arena Breakout
Space Marshals 2
A deeply involved top-down features a tactile drag-and-aim shooting system, making for some satisfyingly tactical - and tactile - encounters. You have battles set in outer space, and boy are they good.
You have missions to complete, a stealth system and some strategic elements that make it worth adding to your collection. In our Space Marshals 2 review, we've mentioned how much we enjoyed the larger levels and multitude of marshals and weapons, and it doesn't stop there. You can use over seventy(!) awesome weapons to trick, surprise, or confuse your opponents. Choose your guns carefully and think a few steps ahead, that's the key to victory!Download Space Marshals 2
This brilliant rogue-lite ingeniously flips the shooting action 90 (or even 180) degrees, placing the guns into the boots of the protagonist so that they slow your perpetual descent. You need to carefully aim them right at the opponent or strategically place them in order to land in this platformer-slash-shooter creation.
You'll probably never play another like this one, especially after successfully completing it. It's just so darn intense you'll wish you had a break to just stretch your thumbs a little. Graphics are pixelated and very modest, with only black, white and red appearing occasionally. Still, if you'd rather glance at the gameplay, you won't be disappointed.Download Downwell
Guns of Boom
One of the finest and most popular online FPS for mobiles, Guns of Boom succeeds through its intuitive controls and super-clean presentation. Although it might fool you with its cartoonish artwork, make no mistake, this is one hell of a shooter with completely different playstyles depending on the weapon you are wielding. Their tournaments and rewards reflect how serious the game and the developers are.
It's one of the shooting games that can't boast the lightning-fast gameplay, or jumping around creating chaos, but a rather tactical approach that might better suit players that don't have great reflexes. Like myself.Download Guns of Boom
Here's a title that combines FPS action with roguelike elements and procedurally-generated dungeons. It's a fine creation that you will probably fall in love with within the first five minutes of playing - we're not joking, it's really that good.
Aiming is done automatically, so you can shift all of your attention towards more important stuff, such as picking the right weapon and dodging the enemy fire. Soul Knight will grow on you the more you play, and you can even team up with other players to battle down in the local multiplayer. You will find many characters here, each with its own unique weapon. And if you want to learn more about them, there is a Soul Knight tier list that you can use.Download Soul Knight
Hitman Sniper will make you a special agent, or rather assassin with a sniper rifle. Your task is to take your time, plan your course of action and eliminate the enemy in any way you see fit. Each mission has different goals and earns you money that you can later spend on upgrading weapons and buying new sniper rifles.
Graphics like this would be to kill for when the game first got released on PC, so it looks exceptional! Mechanics are excellent, so in order to hit the target you will have to take into account many nuances. Enemies will not shoot back but will hide and move around the map, trying to help your main target escape. The controls are light and responsive, and the game works well even on weak smartphones.Download Hitman Sniper
Infinity Ops: Sci-Fi FPS
Did you ever try out cyberpunk-ish shooting games? If you haven't, then you must add Infinity Ops to your collection. This beautiful title features some absolutely stunning graphics, smooth controls, and gameplay that will impress you the more you play.
We found the fast-paced action to be so satisfying and rewarding, and the learning curve is not at all as complicated as it first appears. There are many weapons to learn and characters to unlock, and it even features some optimizations for weaker devices. How kind of it - considering everything associated with Cyberpunk-themed stuff seems to require the latest generation software.Download Infinity Ops: Sci-Fi FPS
Another late '90s SNK Playmore arcade classic comes to Android. Blazing Star's intense blasting works brilliantly on mobile. We couldn't help but add it to our list since we love how well it works on touchscreen devices. It's basically one of those colourful retro arcade shooting games which you'll find to be extremely delightful.
The pixel art style, without a doubt, looks amazing and brings you back to the good old days. You will find six different spaceships, each with its own features. For example, some spaceships have a great defence while others are better at damage dealing. There is a Bluetooth function, which allows you to try this pixel masterpiece together with your friend!Download Blazing Star
World of Warships Blitz
Did you ever try playing a warship shooter? Well, now's your chance. In World of Warships Blitz, you will be able to embark on your favourite warship and pump it up with some of the heaviest heavy-duty ammo then take it for a spin, rocking about the seas in search of enemies.
It's not one of your typical Android shooting games, but it is a beautiful action that takes all the artillery onto a different surface - water. You can read a review to learn all about the features we loved and the ones you shouldn't expect too much from. If you are looking for ways to get some free rewards, make sure to check out our list of all active codes for WoW Blitz.Download World of Warships Blitz
If you want a shooting game with more than just a pistol or shotgun action, but also featuring some alluring story, you might want to check out Badlanders. On top of that, the gameplay is pretty smooth. To upgrade your weapons and gear, you will have to loot as many items as possible and escape alive from the battlefield. Evil hearts will say that it's a direct copy of PUBG, and they won't be too far off. In case you liked one, you'll like the other as well.
Badlanders are packing absolutely perfect graphics to accompany it.Download Badlanders
Tesla vs Lovecraft
A steampunk twin-stick shooter with loads of slick hoard-slaying action. A gloriously silly and frenetic experience leaving you with an age-old question - will it be a Tesla-powered machine or a Lovecraftian horror monster to win it all? It's actually much simpler - technology wins. Therefore, to become more powerful and destroy even more monsters, you will have to upgrade your character with awesome abilities, perks, and weapons.
We love the fast-paced action and we could easily call it one of the greatest shooting games even a few years past its release. And if you are looking for more detailed information about this fantastic title, there's a Tesla vs Lovecraft review right here.Download Tesla vs Lovecraft
A third-person cover shooter with some of the best visuals around, not to mention a compelling team system and online PvP. In the game, you will find more than a hundred fantastic characters that you can use to create an unbeatable team, as well as a few truly exciting modes. To name a few, you can try boss raids, survival mode, and gauntlet mode. Hero Hunters has all the right elements to place it at the top of the PvP shooter chain, alongside some of the bigger fish like Call of Duty and Garena Free Fire.
Oh, did you know we have a review of Hero Hunters? As we mentioned there, Hero Hunters is a beautiful title that is so much more than just your regular FPS.Download Hero Hunters
Something a bit different from the other shooting games for Android we are featuring on the list. Bowmasters is more of a tactical shooter than the standard one. It relies a lot upon the ragdoll physics, and it's enjoyable to play, although the concept is rather simple. You have one character armed with a weapon, which could range from a flag or a bow to a unicorn or a playing card. Wild. All you have to do is hit the adversary on the other part of the screen a few times to kill him before he hits you. No moving around, just calculating the proper angle and power before you make a shot.
Characters feature different weapons, and some have different abilities, which is where most of the fun comes from. You can pick more than 60 characters at the moment. What we don't like about it are the aggressive ads that will ruin the immersion a bit if you don't get the premium version. Other than that, it's really fun.Download Bowmasters
Into the Dead 2
Are you ready for a zombie apocalypse? If so, Into the Dead 2 is one of the finest FPS games to test your survival skills. To survive, you can upgrade and use plenty of different weapons and come up with tactics against various types of enemies, such as running or armoured zombies. Its main features are incredible graphics, a fantastic atmosphere, and multiplayer, in case you get bored of playing alone.
Of course, there is a huge background story to follow, which might be what separates this title from the rest on our list.
If that was not enough to convince you to try it out, you can read review of Into The Dead 2 for some additional information.Download Into The Dead 2
Sky Force Reloaded
We've had the one that was set on the sea, a bunch of them set on land - heck, some of them were even underground and in outer space. Now, it's time for one that is up in the air. Sky Force Reloaded is an old-school vertical shmup with a decidedly modern aesthetic. You will have to complete 15 incredible missions here and use 9 awesome aircraft, each with its unique abilities that bring something new to the gameplay.
It looks and sounds stunning, marrying hyperkinetic action with a cinematic presentation, delighting all the senses. We put together a Sky Force Reloaded review, so if you want to know whether or not you will love it as an air FPS alternative or not. We certainly believe you will.Download Sky Force Reloaded
It might be a top-down twin-stick shooter, but Neon Chrome manages to feel like a fully fleshed-out console action game with its moody cyberpunk plot and deep character customisation system. Synthwave music will get you right back in the '90, and stir up your nostalgia as soon as you get to the starting screen. Considering it has been out for quite a few years, it's quite an incredible feat to be a top choice even in 2024.
However, the graphics and play style approach are so well done that it's probably going to be a great choice even years from now. Or until there will be a Neon Chrome remake that adds in even more bling.Download Neon Chrome
Do you want an FPS that is so good it literally has the term 'cool' in its title? That would be the case for Tacticool, a 5v5 shooter where you can team up with friends or randoms from all across the internet and smack another team of five players. Battles are swift and it also features some realistic physics.
You'll be able to use snipers, assault rifles, and shotguns to name a few, among a huge arsenal of weapons. Did we mention the minigun? Yes, you can devastate your opponents with a weapon that is meant for use on a helicopter. It has been massively updated over the years, with new items and features being added every once in a while, which is a huge plus. The devs seem to genuinely care.Download Tacticool
Pixel Gun 3D
A Minecraft-inspired game with graphics that look like they belong in a Roblox universe - that is Pixel Gun 3D in a nutshell. However, there's so much more than meets the eye. This mini-shooting game has so many weapons, players, playstyles, and customisations that it's difficult not to fall in love with it at first shot.
There are over 800 weapons in Pixel Gun 3D, there are clans, and all kinds of features to lure you in and keep you playing for hours on end. It's a good FPS that feels a little bit light, so if you're up for some quick matches, you might like it.Download Pixel Gun 3D
Crossout Mobile will bring back a lot of good memories to the older players who spent hundreds of hours playing Twisted Metal and Carmageddon. Frankly, those might be the first days of battle royale, now that we think about it.
This shooter features cars, and what's fun about it is that you can upgrade them to some of the most ridiculous results that you can think of. Mounting machine guns and cannons, or keeping it lighter and more mobile...it is all up to you. There are various game modes, and various combinations of vehicles, rounds don't last too long, and it's highly recommended if you enjoy shooting the vehicles rather than people.
With this, we are wrapping up our list of the best shooting games for Android! Don't forget to let us know if we missed your favourite title, and we'll certainly take it into account!Download Crossout Mobile
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